Definition of city hall in English:

city hall

noun

  • 1The administrative building of a municipal government.

    • ‘But the issue wasn't so cut and dried Monday afternoon at city hall.’
    • ‘As the group was leaving city hall, however, the Archduke asked to go to the hospital to check on those injured in the bomb attack.’
    • ‘It would send a clear message to law breakers if this law breaker is taken out of city hall in shackles.’
    • ‘City administrators convened again at city hall on May 15 to discuss funding approval to continue operation of the plant.’
    • ‘I was on the main level of San Francisco city hall from about noon until a bit after 5pm today.’
    • ‘I just want you to know that my partner and I were married at city hall on Thursday this week.’
    • ‘I found out very quickly there were a number of special-interest groups who made city hall their private warren.’
    • ‘He went down to city hall to learn why his utilities cost so much, and found out to run water to our town, it cost the government next to nothing.’
    • ‘I think we need to go beyond the doors of this city hall.’
    • ‘The summonses stem from a protest outside city hall on March 4.’
    • ‘No expansion is planned for city hall, although there is provision in the land-use plan for future expansion.’
    • ‘He told them that he had dropped off his girlfriend at city hall but got tired of waiting for her, so he just grabbed his stuff and left.’
    • ‘We made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the park at city hall and finally got a good picture of the amazing tanks they use as police cars here.’
    • ‘A small number of these soldiers even staged a protest at city hall.’
    • ‘Under some of the earlier job-training programs you would go down to city hall and show them you were poor and they'd give you a job.’
    • ‘The incendiary bombs appeared to be abandoned near an old building several blocks away from city hall.’
    • ‘The new presentation received positive response from the city administration and boat operators at a recent meeting in city hall.’
    • ‘Philadelphia's new city hall was the tallest building in the world.’
    • ‘After receiving the petition, city administrators met at city hall and decided to call for a further clarification of the laws.’
    • ‘I think it certainly raised serious questions about the enforcement of security going into city hall.’
    1. 1.1North American Municipal offices or officers collectively.
      ‘they cultivated close ties with City Hall’
      • ‘As coverage of child care takes priority over coverage of city hall, the distinction between hard news and soft news will blur.’
      • ‘A new way of looking at the amount of money taxpayers give city hall shows rising utility user fees have as much of an impact on Calgarians as tax increases.’
      • ‘A strategic plan for redeveloping this area already exists and merely awaits a strong push from city hall.’
      • ‘Up until now they have been too busy to fight city hall.’
      • ‘Nevertheless city hall threatened the dog dealers with jail time and seizure of vehicles.’
      • ‘He said Iqaluit residents should report to city hall whenever they see municipal vehicles idling.’
      • ‘Doubtless city hall will ask Washington to replace lost tax revenues, but the Feds should adamantly refuse.’
      • ‘Fighting city hall is never easy, and the local government figured they could take this land without a fight.’
      • ‘The city hall had left the railing there for the soul purpose of rollerblading.’
      • ‘A congregation in Michigan challenged a city hall ruling preventing them from opening a storefront church.’
      • ‘It also has the highest levels of youth lead poisoning, an issue that has garnered the attention of local activists and city hall.’
      • ‘It's quite shameful that the city hall leaked the information to him before I even heard a whisper of your plan.’
      • ‘If city hall was then to make an exception to the ridiculous but rigid policy of only deck chairs and no sun beds you would I am sure witness a renaissance in that area.’
      • ‘Once city hall realizes they can buy you off with a bocce court, you're in trouble.’
      • ‘Yet city hall has always pushed to give the contract to them.’

Pronunciation:

city hall

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